Christopher Alan Bracey



Christopher Alan Bracey, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor Bracey is a long-time GW Law faculty member. He previously served as senior associate dean and interim dean of GW Law, as well as vice provost for faculty affairs.

The Office of the Provost is focused on promoting the efforts of GW’s exceptional faculty, facilitating unparalleled educational opportunities for our dynamic students and fostering a diverse community of scholars who are able to find creative solutions to society’s most complex problems.


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Leadership Team 

Terry Murphy



Academic Affairs

Terry Murphy, Senior Vice Provost

The Senior Associate Provost for Special Projects leads special initiatives that contribute broadly to the University's agenda for providing distinct and distinguished graduate education and enhanced academic experiences for undergraduates. The Senior Associate Provost works in coordination with key stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of cross function and multidisciplinary initiatives.


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Caroline Laguerre-Brown



Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost

The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports the university’s vision for excellence through diversity initiatives and programming. These tools enable the university to transform itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

The Vice Provost works with senior leadership, administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance the university’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community. Other responsibilities include providing leadership to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, which consists of centers and offices that cultivate and leverage the benefits of diversity within the GW community and the Washington metropolitan area.

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Jay Goff








Geneva Henry



Libraries and Academic Innovation

Geneva Henry, Dean

The Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation is responsible for enriching the academic experience of scholars at GW both through maintaining excellence in library services and collections and providing access to cutting-edge technology. The dean contributes to the success of the university's strategic plan by generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

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Cheryl Biel



Office of Academic Planning and Assessment

Cheryl Beil, Associate Provost

The Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment is responsible for meeting the University's growing need for accurate and timely institutional data for federal reporting, to support university decision-makers, and to respond to external requests for information; providing guidelines and methods to evaluate and assess students learning experiences; undertaking major survey research about students, faculty, and staff and by coordinating the development, distribution, and analysis of these results; and for the annual production of the university Bulletin. 

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Pamela Norris




Imani M. Cheers



Undergraduate Education

Imani M. Cheers, Interim Senior Associate Provost

The Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education focuses on enhancing the academic experience of undergraduates across the university. This includes developing and facilitating programs to improve student satisfaction and retention, student success, and the overall learning environment. In addition, the Senior Associate Provost coordinates the review of programs and policies affecting undergraduate education and works with all of GW’s colleges and schools to create a dynamic learning environment and advance university priorities.

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Cissy Petty



Student Affairs

M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students provides leadership over areas including student conduct, student health and well-being, campus living and residential education, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations and leadership development, military and veteran student support, and on-campus student programming.

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Deans of Schools and Colleges

The GW academic experience is firmly rooted in each of our schools and colleges. Each GW dean serves as the chief administrative officer for their school and works closely with the president and provost on all academic affairs, as well as department chairs within their schools. Deans ensure that each school can maintain their own distinct identity while working together to create a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.


John Lach

John Lach

School of Engineering & Applied Science




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